This side event at the Habitat 3 meeting in Barcelona informs about an ecouraging step towards social regulation of housing: the Catalan Law 24/2015. Let’s discuss implications for struggles in other countries!
In July 2015, the Catalan Parliament unanimously adopted a Law (Law 24/2015) containing urgent measures to face the housing and energy poverty emergency that has swept Catalonia since the post -2008 housing-financial crisis. The Law came to light thanks to a Popular Legislative Initiative driven by an NGO (Observatori DESC) and two social movements – the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) and the Aliance against Energy Poverty (APE).
The objectives of this session are: to explain the process behind the Popular Legislative Initiative (origins, creation and promotion) , the outcomes and implications of the implementation of the Law, the results achieved to date and the shortfalls of the Law.
We also aim to extrapolate the findings to other countries, and to learn about other experiences, to consider how this process could be repeated in other contexts.
Carlos Macias, Spokesperson PAG
Irene Escorihuela, Spokesperson APE
Maria Campuzano, Director Observatori DESC
Marti Batllori, Lawyer
Monday, April4, 17:30h to 19h
Chapel Room at the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona
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